ABOUT SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC. - LIGHTING AND IMAGING

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of $2.24 billion were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. www.us.schott.com.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Fiber Optics Drive Innovation In The Operating Room
Fiber Optics Drive Innovation In The Operating Room Used in the operating room for decades, optical fibers continue to enable new devices for minimally invasive surgeries and light-based disease detection that are enhancing the application of optics in modern medicine.  Continue Reading...
Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices
Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices Collaborating with a lighting expert can help ensure that a medical device’s lighting system is optimized for the instrument design while keeping manufacturing costs down and streamlining the path from product idea to operating room.  Continue Reading...
Expanding Light Therapy To The Dentist’s Office
Expanding Light Therapy To The Dentist’s Office A lighting expert can help instrument manufacturers create innovative devices that provide optimal light delivery and allow dentists to offer the highest level of care to their patients.  Continue Reading...
Bright Fibers
Bright Fibers When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award.  Continue Reading...
Three-Time Winners
Three-Time Winners From a total of 650 entries the German Design Council selected HelioJet® Spectrumcc in the category “Excellence in Business to Business (B2B)”, section “Lighting Solutions”, for the German Innovation Award in Gold.  Continue Reading...
Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments
Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis.  Continue Reading...
5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products
5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products Designing robust products with fiber optics components for everything from medical instruments to jet planes not only demands optical considerations, but thermal, electrical, and mechanical requirements.   Continue Reading...
SCHOTT Announces Continued Investment In Southbridge Lighting And Imaging Facility SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging will hold a ribbon cutting event to celebrate a $750,000 renovation to its offices in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Executives from the company, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass 1st Dist.), and elected officials from the Massachusetts Legislature will be on hand to discuss workforce development, U.S. manufacturing, and SCHOTT’s commitment to the region.  Continue Reading...
Brighter Than The Sun: Ceramic Laser Phosphor Converters Revolutionize Digital Projection
Brighter Than The Sun: Ceramic Laser Phosphor Converters Revolutionize Digital Projection New ceramic laser phosphor converters from SCHOTT are accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high luminance light sources. SCHOTT now introduces two ceramic phosphor converters that support the development of brighter digital projection at Photonics West 2018 (hall B, booth 1207).  Continue Reading...
SCHOTT Introduces FLEXINITY™: Structured Glass Breakthrough To Enable Smaller Electronics
SCHOTT Introduces FLEXINITY™: Structured Glass Breakthrough To Enable Smaller Electronics SCHOTT is introducing a new, innovative portfolio of structured glass substrates that offers highly accurate and versatile features: FLEXINITY™. Structured thin or ultra-thin glass wafers are used as a substrate for sensors, batteries, and diagnostic technology. The breakthrough will enable new applications and further miniaturization of electronics through thinner glass wafers and structures that are more precise. The technology offers...  Continue Reading...
Precision In Medical Treatments: SCHOTT Highlights New Range Of Laser Delivery Solutions At Photonics West
Precision In Medical Treatments: SCHOTT Highlights New Range Of Laser Delivery Solutions At Photonics West At this year’s Photonics West, SCHOTT will present its broad range of capabilities for use of laser delivery technology in medical applications. High quality glass fibers, rods, diffusers and connectors complemented with engineering services help manufacturers of medical devices to deliver laser beams exactly to the point or area where they are needed. The company’s booth 1207 can be found in hall B at Photonics West 2018, Jan. 27...  Continue Reading...
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments The Universal Light Guide is a workhorse of medical diagnostics that enables the high performance of high-end medical equipment such as endoscopes, the instruments of discovery that enable physicians to see, detect, diagnose and operate on parts of the body that are usually shielded from light.  Continue Reading...
No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics
No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics Well known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.  Continue Reading...
Soothing Lighting Technologies
Soothing Lighting Technologies The human body's inner clock synchronizes with the 24-hour light cycle in the earth’s environment, which can affect emotions and other health aspects. This article discusses ways to incorporate different types of lighting into medical environments to make a more positive environment for patients and doctors.  Continue Reading...
How Ultra-Thin Glass Fibers Help Doctors Spot Ailments And Save Lives
How Ultra-Thin Glass Fibers Help Doctors Spot Ailments And Save Lives Finding a balance between highly specialized instruments and patient well-being raises challenges for the manufacturers developing preventative care tools. Endoscopes equipped with lighting and imaging bundles can help doctors and patients catch health problems early.  Continue Reading...
Smart Fiber Optics For Use In Modern Radiology
Smart Fiber Optics For Use In Modern Radiology 3D X-ray devices are used in dental offices and operating rooms by taking a series of photos and arranging them on a screen as a continuous image sequence. This  radiology technique opens up new diagnostic possibilities, enables difficult surgical procedures, and significantly improves changes of success.  Continue Reading...

CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

122 Charlton Street

Southbridge, MA 01550

UNITED STATES

Phone: +1-508-765-9744

Fax: +1-508-765-1299

SOCIAL MEDIA

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet
    Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet

    Airlines consider lighting design an essential factor for influencing passenger comfort and enhancing onboard recognition. With the HelioJet technology, SCHOTT has collaborated with Lufthansa Technik to find their way for a brighter future in cabin interiors. This collaboration covers the entire process chain of cabin lighting with SCHOTT focusing on fiber optics technologies and LED illumination, while Lufthansa Technik concentrating on lighting control, certification, and validation and provides installation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.

  • SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates
    SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of fiber optic faceplates designed for high-resolution, “zero thickness” image transfer applications such as CCD and CMOS coupling, LCD and OLED displays, image intensification, remote viewing, field flattening, and X-ray imaging. 

  • SCHOTT® Image Guides For Flexible Imaging Applications
    SCHOTT® Image Guides For Flexible Imaging Applications

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of Image Guides for medical devices that include customization options for higher resolutions, end surface coatings, and many other options depending on the needs of each application. The latest developments for these image bundles include 6 μm higher resolution images, a larger active visibility area, and a superior image quality with zero optical inclusions in the center zone.

  • Medical Light Sources And Components
    Medical Light Sources And Components

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers medical light sources to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies. 

  • Medical Illumination
    Medical Illumination

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers fiber optic and LED technologies to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies.

VIDEOS

  • Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics
    Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics

    SCHOTT is the ideal partner for customers in optical diagnostics due to a wide range of products and services using pristine materials with advanced application experience.

  • Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics
    Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics

    At Photonics West 2018, Ralf Daferner of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced their stabilized LED light source for in vitro diagnostic systems. This extremely flexible light source provides no interruptions or downtimes, and offers very stable output over its lifetime. Check out the video for more information.

  • Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery
    Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery

    At Photonics West 2018, Jürgen Hammerschmidt of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced an array of fiber and diffuser technologies for laser beam delivery, especially for medical device applications. Watch the video for more information about their side emitting diffusers, end emitting diffusers, radial diffusers, and emitting fiber rods.

DOWNLOADS

  • Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet Brochure

    Airlines consider lighting design an essential factor for influencing passenger comfort and enhancing onboard recognition. SCHOTT has collaborated with Lufthansa Technik to find their way for a brighter future in airline cabin interiors.

  • High-Precision Specialty Glass and Lighting Diagnostics
    High-Precision Specialty Glass and Lighting Diagnostics

    Specialty glass and lighting can help today’s diagnostic techniques to reach fast and precise results while keeping the process cost-efficient. This material is extremely versatile and pliant in sizes up to 30 micrometers. The high transparency and a low autofluorescence in substrate materials such as BOROFLOAT 33® and the new D 263® bio are taking diagnostic applications a major step forward. Flexible light guides made up of high purity PURAVIS® optical glass fibers as well as innovative light sources ensure that objects are precisely illuminated. SCHOTT also offers SCHOTT NEXTERION® substrates that are able to adhere to DNA, proteins, or cells for microarrays.

  • SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides “EP” Brochure
    SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides “EP” Brochure

    The Universal Light Guide features excellent transmission and a long lifetime, making it ideal for endoscopy and other demanding medical illumination applications. These light guides are extremely versatile and may be used with various endoscopes and light sources through the use of threaded proximal and distal end tips.

  • Clinical Diagnostics Brochure
    Clinical Diagnostics Brochure

    Modern laboratories rely on robust lighting systems, especially with fiber optics and various light sources, to conduct tests within clinical diagnostic instruments. SCHOTT offers components that add versatility to analytical instruments that contribute to technological advancements in diagnostics. They also offer long-term experience in the medical industry, ISO quality management, a global network of experts, and the highest level of supply reliability. By combining SCHOTT knowledge and expertise with customer ideas, innovative products are derived on a complete optical design analysis.